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I am really new to fishing Senkos (well I really use the Lunker City Spanky, but it's basically the same thing).  I've been forcing myself to use more finesse techniques, with pretty good success.  But, a Spanky only will only produce one mabye two fish on average.  So my two questions are...

 

1.How many fish do you catch per Senko?

2.Do you use anything to make them last longer?  Like "O" rings or tape?

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Zman products are made from a different material... Elaztech. It's much more stretchy and resilient. After you fish it for a while and work out the salt they actually float. The only caution is you have to store them in their original packs and keep them away from other plastics but you might want to try one of their offerings. Most of them end in Z. For instance Wormz or Shadz. A very interesting side note that when they do get fished a bunch the elaztech will actually stick like Velcro to a bass's teeth.  

 

Good luck!

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1.- There´s nothing like the original senko

 

2.- Nothing lasts as little as an original senko

 

3.- Switch brands, for example, YUM Dingers last several fish and are easily repaired with Mend It.

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You're lucky to get one fish on a senko. If you are wacky rigging it, yes o rings help a lot.

On a side note if you are wacky rigging it check out the buzz bug sassy stick. Watch their 2 min video of the action of it and I doubt youll want to use a different brand. It has amazing action and the plastic feels more durable.

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Another Senko thread? You could literally spend days searching on this site alone. I gave up trying to find a stick bait that duplicates the Senko. Going to try the sassy stick soon. My experience with the Lunker City spanky was a hunk of heavy, sinking plastic that folds in half with no action on the fall at all.

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Lol dang phone auto correct. I meant bizzbaits***

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Another vote here for the Bizz Baits Sassy Stick -- best non-senko senko action I've seen, and definitely more durable. 

 

I've been using O-rings too; they help, although not a perfect solution.

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When you're wacky rigging any brand of soft stick bait, it definitely helps to use an O ring. Even better, invest in a Wacky Saddle kit.

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I don't mind only getting one fish per bait.

 

As long as it's the right one.

 

This one choked a Jig with a full length senko trailer (7 inch)

 

A-Jay

 

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Senkos are built  for catching fish, not durability. The softness of the worm gives an enticing action as it falls. The large amount of salt impregnated in the plastic releases a lot of taste into a fish's mouth and commits them into biting. The brittle nature of the worm allows for much better hook up than other worms. None of these features allows for longevity .

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That's the reason I do NOT use senkos. I use Fishog stick bait. The look identical and lasts about 3 to 4 fish and $4 a pack.

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Sometimes I can't get a bite from other brands and sometimes it doesn't matter. But yama senkos are always in my fannie pack or back pack haha

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I am really new to fishing Senkos (well I really use the Lunker City Spanky, but it's basically the same thing).  I've been forcing myself to use more finesse techniques, with pretty good success.  But, a Spanky only will only produce one mabye two fish on average.  So my two questions are...

 

1.How many fish do you catch per Senko?

2.Do you use anything to make them last longer?  Like "O" rings or tape?

Wait, so you're not even talking about Senkos?  A Lunker City Spanky is not a Senko.

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Wait, so you're not even talking about Senkos? A Lunker City Spanky is not a Senko.

one of my pet peeves is when all stick baits are categorized as senkos.

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GYCB Senko is the original and works, however the soft heavy salted plastic isn't durable enough to servive a fighting bass. O- rings, collars, shrink sleeve, tape help to prevent loosing a Senko from casting it and fishing it.

ZMan Zinkerz are good, tough and swim better than most knock off stick baits, try them.

Otherwise pay the $1+ each and catch more bass with the original Senko.

Tom

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You have two choices to make!

#1: Lures in your tackle box

#2: Fish in your livewell

Ya can't have both ;)

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We've used orings and heat shrink pretty well, I also like the eco pro weight wacky harnesses too! 

There are some good options to help with the wacky durability 

 

Also, thank you for the kind words about our product 

 

Hope thats helps a bit for ya

Brian 

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Tubing around the worm really, really, helps. I can go through 3-4 fish at least on a Senko with rubber tubing serving as an o-ring.

I've also heard that metal wire works pretty well.

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Can y'all just hold it down please?

Gary does not like being disturbed when he's counting money  :tsk-tsk:

 

Roger

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I don't mind only getting one fish per bait.

 

As long as it's the right one.

 

This one choked a Jig with a full length senko trailer (7 inch)

 

A-Jay

 

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I'd give a bag of senkos for that beast...sweet.

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Wait, so you're not even talking about Senkos?  A Lunker City Spanky is not a Senko.

 

 

one of my pet peeves is when all stick baits are categorized as senkos.

 

 

No Sir, a Spanky is not a Senko.  Even though I've been using Spankies.  Due to the Spanky being a little obscure in comparison to the Senko, and since they basically do the same thing with the same problems (fragility) I just said Senko, instead of getting the what's a Spanky, question

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Can y'all just hold it down please?

Gary does not like being disturbed when he's counting money  :tsk-tsk:

 

Roger

 

:lol-045:

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I use Senkos, but not nearly as much as I use

Bass Pro Stik-Os in 4" and 5". I find they work

extremely well, and they're readily available for

me as I'm close to a BPS.

 

Used Yum, and other brands, but I like the 

Stik-Os the best. But there are colors I can only

get in GYCB Senkos, so I keep those on hand.

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